So. California, Male With Red Throat

I have a nest in the eaves of my house every year, and I can't figure out what kind of birds they are. I'm in Orange County, Southern California. The most distinctive feature is that the male has a fairly subdued red-orange throat color and 2 or 3 horizontal white stripes on his wing. They are about twice as big as a sparrow, with light brown-gray feathers, and a relatively slender body. Any help would be appreciated.

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Jun 11, 2012
we worked out what they were
by: Anonymous

turns out they were just common house finches, thanks for the help.

May 29, 2012
MUDSWALLOW
by: Anonymous

How about a mud swallow?

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